City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
Critical Alert: City Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test for Facility Use [Touch here] for details
City Requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test for Facility Use
Self-administered Rapid Antigen Tests will not be accepted as those tests are for self-monitoring/testing purposes only
November 9th 2021

Effective November 30th, the City of North Battleford will require proof of double vaccination, or a provincially approved negative COVID-19 test with a 72-hour time frame for all patrons aged 12 or older to use City facilities except for City Hall.

The Province has authorized municipalities to implement additional preventative measures to help mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 in municipally owned facilities. In response, the City of North Battleford has joined multiple cities across the province in implementing similar requirements for the public in response to rising COVID-19 cases and record hospitalizations. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated populations consistently make up the vast majority of new cases and hospitalizations. These regulations reflect the City’s commitment to the health and safety of our staff and the community.

For individuals 12 years or older, City facilities will require proof of double vaccination, or a provincially approved negative COVID-19 test within a 72-hour time frame effective November 30th. The facilities requiring the additional measures include:

  • Battlefords CO-OP Aquatic Centre

  • NationsWEST Field House

  • Northland Power Curling Centre

  • Access Communications Centre

  • Don Ross Community Centre

  • Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

The new policy is based on recommendations from the provincial government. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination will include:

  • QR Code on your mobile phone (screenshot from MySaskHealthRecord or SK Vax Wallet app)

  • QR code printed from MySaskHealthRecord

  • COVID-19 vaccine certificate printed from MySaskHealthRecord

  • Wallet cards received at time of immunization (Saskatchewan Health Authority or Indigenous Services Canada)

  • Proof (electronic or in writing) issued by another province, territory, or government.

Patrons without proof of vaccination will be required to provide a negative test result obtained within 72 hours. Any of the following COVID-19 tests administered at a testing site approved by the Minister of Health will be considered acceptable:

  • A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for SARS-CoV-2

  • A point-of-care antigen test for SARS-CoV-2

  • Any other test for SARS-CoV-2 approved by the minister of Health

Self-administered Rapid Antigen Tests will not be accepted as those tests are for self-monitoring/testing purposes only.

For a list of approved testing sites, please visit the Government of Saskatchewan website.

The additional measures will be reviewed at the first Council Meeting of each month until repealed by Council. Should the provincial government pass equivalent or more stringent requirements, this policy will be automatically repealed.

 

For more information:

David D’Eon, Public Relations
306 445-9155 | publicrelations@cityofnb.ca

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